August 24, 2015

Michigan offering free concussion insurance to prep athletes

Junior and high school athletes in Michigan will now be covered by concussion insurance, offered free of charge by the state athletic association. Michigan becomes the first state to offer free concussion insurance to its members. Montana announc...

July 31, 2015

Florida requiring prep athletes to take concussion course

Beginning this fall, Florida high school athletes will be required to complete an online course educating them about concussions. [caption id="attachment_11070" align="alignright" width="273"] All Florida junior varsity and varsity athletes will ...

July 14, 2015

NCAA committee recommends medical observers for football

The NCAA Football Rules Committee on Monday recommended an experimental rule that would require medical observers at games to notify officials when a player appears to have suffered a head or neck injury. The rule could be approved during the NCA...

June 26, 2015

Oregon to begin requiring Heads Up Football training for coaches

Beginning in 2016, all Oregon high school football coaches will be required to enroll into the Heads Up Football program to help keep student-athletes safe on the field. The Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) is the first high school athl...

June 16, 2015

Study places women’s lacrosse as No. 2 sport for concussions

Football players continue to stand the greatest risk of suffering a concussion, but a new study suggests that women's lacrosse players are second on that list. [caption id="attachment_11541" align="alignright" width="229"] Women's lacrosse players...

June 3, 2015

More concussion lawsuits could be on the horizon

Illinois made headlines last year when its high school athletic association became the first to be hit with a lawsuit over head injuries. But comments from the plaintiff's attorney suggest more states could come under fire. The New York Times last...

May 12, 2015

Former prep football player awarded $1 million in lawsuit

A former Iowa high school football player has won a $1 million lawsuit against the school for its response to a head injury he suffered as a member of the team. Kacey Strough, who played football at Bedford High School, was awarded more than $140...

April 7, 2015

Study: Parents, coaches need more concussion education

Despite efforts by medical experts to educate coaches about concussions and their effects, there's still plenty of work to be done, according to a recent survey. Nemours found that following a blow to the head, 40 percent of coaches...